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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Not an ordinary day.

Everything changed yesterday.  Dad had a stroke or a seizure and is in hospital.  We're hoping for the best.  



Thursday, December 24, 2015

And to all ....



Merry Christmas
and
Happy New Year!



Sunday, December 20, 2015

Raise a glass .....

Happy Birthday Mom!


Remembering you today and always.

Monday, December 14, 2015

the best gifts of all



Thank you Noah and Nate for this year's art projects that have been made into cards.

The best gifts ever!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Staying indoors, warm and dry

On the wet West Coast yet another storm system is hitting the coast.  Thankfully it is just rain and not snow!  Our outdoor lights that should run dusk to dawn are still on, so that implies it's gloomy....and it is.

Grocery shopping and errands were completed in short order this morning.  Anything else will wait for another day.  Soup is simmering on the stove.  Roast chicken is cooking in the oven as well as a cake.  After reading posts about  cassata cake I decided to give one a try.  The recipe I'm trying is one that can be made ahead and frozen, works for me.

I can finally post a picture of my first quilted posted as I know it's been received.  Definitely fun to do.  I'm already thinking of making another one.


Yesterday's mail included  a quilted postcard from my partner Sunny Schroeder.   I love the colors and the quilted design!


Also in the mail this week, from Lynda Ruth, a lovely card, crocheted tree ornaments and chocolate goodies.  Thank you so much!  The ornaments are already hung on our tree.  They look so delicate. And the chocolates might not last past this evening!





This profile of the hummer sort of sums up the day.  Even this little guy looks wet and rumpled.



A good weekend to all.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Christmas is coming ....

Well I don't know how so much time has passed since I posted on my blog.  It has been a busy, productive few weeks.

Here's what I've been doing.....

  fingerless gloves and hat



 more gloves.  Knitted flat and sewn together.  Nice pattern to knit.


Crochet neck warmer.

And  a stitching/finishing marathon.  Some have already headed to their new homes.

 

 

 
 
There are other items completed that I can't post pictures of just yet.  It's been a pleasure participating in exchanges.

We finally have a tree up and decorated.  This year it's a smaller tree that is safely (we hope) displayed atop a round table.  To a puppy everything is fair game and the larger tree would have provided far too much entertainment for Sully.  There is always next year.   

We added more outdoor lights this morning.  Still, the display of lights is simple.  It is one of the pleasures of the season that I enjoy the most.  It's 4:06 pm and yes, the lights all work!

Christmas will bring  a little something for everyone in our family.  Thankfully items ordered have all been delivered so next up will be now wrapping.

And this post is a wrap too.